One of the most beautiful and often forgotten about cities in northern Europe is Estonia, a culturally rich, naturally handsome and fun country to visit which offers tourists a great deal. Many people tie Estonia in with a nordic trip and if you are heading to northern Europe this year then I urge you to check Estonia out. To give you a little more incentive to visit ‘The Baltic Tiger’ then here are some of my top reasons why you should go.
Culture Vulture’s Dream
Estonia and its cities are packed with castles, forts, museums and architecture from its medieval past and culture vultures will love it. Throughout the land you will find pre-historic ruins and be able to embrace the culture fully with the range of festivals and shows which take on a medieval style.
Estonia might not get the glorious sunshine of some of its European counterparts but that shouldn’t take anything away from the magnificent beaches which it has on offer. The beaches range from white sands to pebble paradises and throughout the summer these are packed with locals.
History Buffs Will Love It
Estonia was an important part of the old U.S.S.R. such was its gateway location to Europe and much of this history can be seen throughout the twins and cities. Aside from its recent history, the pre-historic and medieval influences that Estonia has witnessed offers historians the perfect glimpse into the past.
Over 50% of Estonia is made up of forest and that gives tourist the perfect chance to explore the dense woodland and outstanding natural beauty of the country. Free-flowing rivers, waterfalls and a wide range of flora and fauna are on offer throughout the Estonian woodlands and you can best enjoy it with a camping trek.
Estonia offers a great deal of activities to its visitors, down on the beaches you will find sailing and other waterspouts going on throughout the year. Further inland there are hiking and cycling tours and when the snow hits, tourists can enjoy skiing and sledging in the higher areas of the land.
Estonia has over 1500 islands around its perimeter and you can follow in the footsteps of the vikings and tour around them to see one of the best sides of this great European country.
All About The Location
The country is a great place to visit in its own right but its proximity to Helsinki and Stockholm make it a great place to pass through on your way up to northern Europe and Scandinavian shores. There is a great deal of cheap and budget transport options to take you further north and Estonia is a great place to stop along the way.
Cheap, Cheap, Cheap
Estonia is frequently in the top 5 cheapest countries in Europe and if you are traveling on a budget and still want to enjoy the best that Europe has to offer, then look no further than Estonia. Well priced accommodation, food and drink in classic European surroundings, perfect.